Keiko’s Cooking Corner – Curry Rice
My wife Keiko is a great chef who prepares a bunch of delicious dishes for our family. For the past few months we have been featuring a number of her recipes in our “Keiko’s Cooking Corner” series. This month, we will feature Keiko’s curry recipe, which is relatively simple to make and goes great over steamed rice or other staples such as quinoa.
I love curry rice, and Keiko makes an amazing version of this dish. She usually doesn’t include tomatoes, but the last time she cooked it she added them to the curry a little sweeter, and it was pretty amazing!
To make her curry, Keiko starts by mincing half the onion and putting it into a pot with butter and garlic. She lightly browns the garlic and onions, then cuts the other half of the onion into larger pieces and adds them too, along with chopped potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. Once those have browned slightly, she adds mushrooms and meat. The tomatoes release their moisture as they heat up and creates a stew, which Keiko allows to simmer for around 30 minutes.
Once the stew has simmered for awhile, she adds
curry spices, which come in a stick form and can be purchased at Don Quixote or Nijiya Market. After the spices are added, she mixes the curry and allows it to simmer for another 20 minutes. When it’s done, Keiko serves the curry over rice, creating a delicious dish that everyone enjoys!